On Art: Not all art is good art. I really believe that.
Drawing : I'd be better if I were more patient. I mean I have no talent in that to be honest.
Painting: I always seemed to know what to do with the brush. A lot of it is intuitive. I did a lot of it in solitude. I don't have a style. But you know I'd be naive to say that I don't have influences. But I think when I was at the University of Miami I had gotten a really bad injury during my time as a college athlete. I was in this unbereable physical pain keeping a game face . And so I was painting . No one knew I did it. I guess it was my way of finding another way to heal . I destroyed nearly everything I painted much like I had destroyed my body so it was metaphorical. It needed to be that way. Catharic.
Favorite artist: Picasso. I connect to his stuff a lot. I have a lot of stories on that.
Basquiat too but for different reasons. Gifted soul. I got into Basquiat really early on. Just had soul into his art. I like that.
Design : One of my first loves. I love to make things. Anything. Everything I design here, I've physically made the prototype. I really did knit and drape Cocoon and the Infinity for example. Some pieces are more art based, others more fashion. I'm aware of which is what. I think like an architect: purpose, function, aesthetic. I love the work of Hiroshi Nakamura.
Letters: I love letters, logo, typography. I dislike Helvetica font for example- I don't know why people love it so much. It is on everything. I got into it because of graffiti. They thought me a lot. I'm very detailed about words too, I'll be like it is the way you wrote it, it is the way you intended it. I read the energies of the word. Words are powerful. They have intent.
Views : I don't see things like most. My mind moves fast and I connect patterns in very peculiar ways. Explaning myself is sometimes exhausting for me. I speak through the art, each painting , each line, each photo: that is where I speak it all.
Nicknames: I have so many. But they all tell a story. Amah is special. I could never use that as a logo or anything like that. It was my grandmother's name. After her passing I guess I wanted to use it more. Made me feel closer to her I guess.
Photography: I was really good when younger. I had my camera went to the dark room. I love gadgets, I have a polaroid, my physical camera is retired I guess. Maybe I'll get back into it, I think I just respect the art of it to not spread my energy all over the place, I would have to look at things differently and it is a another mental energy. I love to edit photos. I can do that all day. It is so fun! I don't like overedited photos though. That isn't real life to me. I want something rustic something like not so perfect.
Stories : I love them. I have many !
Paris. New York. Cali : The 3 places I have spent most of my life in. I'm a bit of all 3.
Style : I don't follow trends. I don't know what that means. A trend is something you are going to say what was I thinking 10 years later.
Special Talent : I am an excellent mimicker. It sounds crazy but I can learn most motor skills in a short amount of time by visually watching and repeating. I mean I can mimick handwritings, techniques . If I see say an art technique and watch someone in action, I can repeat it. But say 2 weeks later , if I don't practice it fizzles. Stuff like that. I do have to practice however. It won't stay without any form of repetition. Which explains why I have a range of painting styles. It is based on my mood and methods I have accumulated.
14: My favorite number. It is lucky.
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